Church of San José--page 2 (of two pages)

the first church, 1595; the current church, 1628-1693 Capilla de Jesús Nazareno by Diego de la Sierra Garcipérez (1693-1706)

The cruciform-shaped Capilla de Jesús Nazareno

This large chapel, built between 1693-1706, is roofed with an octagonal dome, covered in colorful tiles.

Entrance portal with eccentric classical elements: fluted columns with double capitals, fluted pilasters with over-sized ionic capitals, angels in the spandrels, and floral friezes


Decorative "rusticated" lower wall with carved star burst designs in the masonry blocks and a sun motif carved on the corner plinths


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Work Consulted:

Guía. Arquitectura representativa de la ciudad de Puebla. Puebla: Centro para la Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural Tangible e Intangible A. C., L'Anxaneta Ediciones, 2008.

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